This week we’re getting you exclusives on: jogging shoes from one of the greatest places ever—1980s Finland; a handsome, handmade suede football; and a rocket-scientist-designed pocket speaker. Plus, we’re giving you the VIP treatment in NYC—replete with a hotel room, welcome champagne, a poolside cabana and bottle service.
Things to do for September 29, 2011
Pizza, a New Date Spot and Sake. So Much Sake...
The weekend also responds to the name Mr. October.
A Pizza Smackdown in the West Village
Tonight, it’s going down, Neapolitan-style, in the West Village. The holy trinity of mobile pizza kitchens—Cavalli Pizzeria, Il Cane Rosso and Urban Crust—are firing up their mobile ovens and letting you vote for the best slice in Dallas. Consider the vino a bribe.
Let’s address your north Dallas Italian date spots... okay, that was fun. Well, good news: the guys from Sfuzzi are bringing you Princi Italia, a cozy Tuscan-style spot off Royal. You’ll grab a table by the massive wall of wine and order up Chicken Meatballs. The chicken-fried steak of Italy.
Warning: there’ll be over 1,500 custom cars, classic cars and hot rods at the Speedway this weekend. This could result in you (and your racing gloves) renting an official NASCAR stock car and racing it around the track. Watch out for police officers who resemble Nicole Kidman.
Seven Courses. Five Sakes. Go.
We can all agree: you could always use more sake. Related: Tei-An is hosting a seven-course meal that’s drowning in the stuff. As they bring you plates of sashimi and gibier (wild game), you’ll sip on five different sakes from Tohoku. It’s the Napa of sake, we assume.
A Late-Night Brunch Worthy of Santa
You’ve always said two things about brunch: it should be served at 2am and come with eggnog. Café Brazil agrees—their new holiday brunch menu’s available 24/7, and includes pumpkin pancakes, eggnog french toast and s’mores hot chocolate. ’Tis the season...